The Rugby Football League has issued a £40,000 fine for the Castelford Tigers, after fans repeatedly shouted homophobic insults at openly gay rugby player Gareth Thomas. Though the club is set to appeal the ruling, it still sets a nice example for sports fans everywhere.
Apparently, Gareth’s manager Emanuele Palladino agrees with me on this point: “Today has been an historic day… It is not about the fine, but rather recognition that this behaviour from a small section of the Castleford fans is not acceptable in 2010.” All I’m gonna say is amen to that!
UPDATE: I took the damn “[sic]” out. Are you happy now? According to the rules of grammar and the way I pronounce the word “historic”, this would have been the wrong usage of “an”. Then again, it’s really not that big of a deal, guys.